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Almas Jiwani, UN Women Canada President, and Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau to Address McGill Students on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Jan 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Editors Note: There are two photo associated with this press release.
Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women Canada) will be joined by Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, a prominent activist and television correspondent and media personality, to address the lecture topic, A New Era of Hope: UN Women, Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.
The event organized by the McGill Students Chapter of UN Women Canada is expected to garner diverse audiences from across the university campus and the larger Montreal Community. The lecture will take place on Friday, January 27, 2012, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Lev Bukhman Room at the SSMU building on 3600 Rue McTavish.
"I look forward to addressing the McGill student community on the topic of gender equality for a first-of-its-kind event. I'm honored that Ms. Gregoire-Trudeau will be attending this event as a guest of honour and sharing her views." States Ms. Jiwani.
Jiwani and Gregoire-Trudeau will speak about their personal experience with the women's equality movement and share stories illustrating their advocacy work at the grassroots level. Both humanitarians and women's rights advocates, the speakers will raise awareness about the work of UN Women.
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau states, "This event is an excellent chance for us to celebrate the establishment of the McGill Students Chapter of UN Women Canada while also raising awareness about gender equality issues. I hope that we can mobilize youth and the McGill students and faculty to think critically about the empowerment of women and girls around the world."
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau is currently a national ambassador for PLAN Canada's, Because I am a Girl program, and has been affiliated with charitable organizations such as the Weekend to End Breast Cancer and The Shield of Athena (non-profit organization to help women and children victims of domestic abuse).
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and The Honourable Justin Trudeau, MP for Papineau have supported UN Women Canada since its establishment in 2011. Most recently, they co-hosted the 2011 UN Women Canada Award Luncheon in Ottawa, which amassed gender advocacy personalities from diverse Canadian corporate, political, media, international development, academic and non-profit spheres.
Seating is limited for this public event.
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The National Committee for UN Women Canada raises the UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives.
MEDIA ALERT: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Canadian National Committee for UN Women, President to Celebrate Pakistan Women's Public Meeting
KARACHI, PAKISTAN--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2012) - Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for UN Women - Canada and Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Deputy Convener of MQM are pleased to announce that preparations for the Women's Public Meeting are in full force. Ms. Alice Shackelford, UN Women Pakistan Country Director is also an invited dignitary to the conference. The Women's Meeting is one of the largest women's assemblies in the history of Pakistan that will be organized in Karachi, Pakistan to discuss the topics of gender equality and empowerment of women for a strong Pakistan on February 19th 2012. Many thousands of women and girls are expected to show up to this event to acquire inspiration, support and empowerment for a better future.
Where: Bagh-e-Jinnah, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2012
Time: 3:00pm- 8:30 p.m.
Focus: Pakistan Women' Public Meeting is one of the largest gathering of women to date. This meeting signals a new era for gender equality, and provides the commitment by MQM and other Pakistani civil society allies to accelerate progress on gender rights and the women's rights and empowerment. The convention will provide a powerful voice for Pakistani women's issues and will allow all Pakistani women to spearhead a more coordinated and effective response to gender inequalities around the country. The conference aims to bring women belonging to all faiths and nationalities on 19th February 2012 and demonstrate that they are firmly united for equality in all facets of life.
Speakers: Mr. Altaf Hussain, Founder and Leader of MQM, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Deputy Convener of MQM, Ms. Almas Jiwani, President, National Committee for UN Women Canada, Ms. Nadia Gabol, Minister for Human Rights, Government of Sindh and Ms. Nasreen Jalil, Former Senator and Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Ms. Khushbakht Shujaat, Member of National Assembly of Pakistan, Ms. Kishwar Zehra, In-Charge, Women's Division of MQM and Member of National Assembly of Pakistan and Ms. Naila Lateef, Joint In-Charge of MQM Women's Division.
All international and local media and journalists are encouraged to attend the gathering and contact the convention organizers below.
Canadian Launch of UN Women's Flagship Report "Progress of the World's Women-In Pursuit of Justice" To Be Held at CBC Studios
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will host a luncheon at Glenn Gould Studios to launch UN Women's flagship report "Progress of the World's Women - In Pursuit of Justice" with moderator, Amanda Lang, Senior Business Correspondent for CBC News. The event, to be held on March 22, will include guest speakers on the discussion panel such as Ms. Laura Turquet, author of the UN Women Report, Ms. Kristine Stewart, Vice President for CBC English Services, Mike Layton, Ward 19 Councillor and Dr. Tanjina Mirza, VP, International Programs, PLAN Canada. Rose Handy, CEO of Bilingual Link Canada, will host the event.
"The report is an important tool for women's advocates and policy makers since it highlights the practical barriers that women face in negotiating justice systems and the innovative approaches that governments and civil society are pioneering to overcome them," says Jiwani. "I am delighted to bring so many prominent people from different sectors together today to shed light on these issues," she adds
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Distinguished Keynote Speaker at Salon International de la Femme 2012, is to Be Honoured With Special Tribute Award
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) -
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, will be a distinguished speaker at The Women's International Trade Fair (SIFEM) on Monday June 18, 2012, to discuss "The place of women in legal decisions and their contribution to the establishment of human rights." The trade fair aims to encourage women's initiatives at the local, national and international levels to improve social cohesion and contribute to the prominence of women in the sectors of influence represented at SIFEM 2012, within a perspective of cooperation, mutual assistance and global solidarity among women. The event brings together 5 continents, 150 States, 1,500 exhibitors and over 500,000 participants are expected. SIFEM will also present Jiwani with a special award during the Gala Dinner on June 21, to celebrate her life-long dedication to advancing gender equality and the many successes she has achieved throughout her service career.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, Appointed as an Ambassador for Peace and to Speak during the Women's Federation for World Peace National Conference Email
UN Women Canada National Committee President Ms. Almas Jiwani was recently named an Ambassador for Peace and will speak about “Promoting Strong Family Values as a Foundation for a Peaceful Nation” at the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) Canada National Conference Saturday, June 9. Ms. Jiwani will be speaking alongside keynote guest the Honorable Iyumba Aloisea, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion from Rwanda, and distinguished guests such as David Kilbourg, former Cabinet Minister of Canada and Jean Augustine, Fairness Commissioner of Ontario, former Cabinet Minister of Canada and Member of Parliament in addition to many other prominent speaker.
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee, to Be Honoured With a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2012) -
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will be presented with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Honourable Senator Mobina S.B. Jaffer in Montreal on September 5, 2012. Ms. Jiwani has been selected as a recipient of the award by virtue of her tireless efforts and contributions towards gender equality and human rights within Canada and abroad.
Ms. Jiwani will be presented with the medal at a UN Women Canada National Committee luncheon attended by an elite assembly of influential Canadian leaders, in addition to high-level visiting United Nations dignitaries including Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women.
Ms. Jiwani has traveled the world as a champion for gender equality, addressing many powerful individuals, including 400 parliamentarians from 42 different countries. Through perseverance and determination, she has made significant contributions towards social change, lending her voice to the call for progress to achieve equal gender rights within domestic and economic spheres worldwide.
In addition to receiving this most recent accolade, Ms. Jiwani has been appointed a Global Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Federation of Peace. She is a proud recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Award, the International Humanitarian Award from the Government of Uganda, a commemorative stamp in her likeness and the Government of Greece has inducted her into their Women's Hall of Fame.
"It is an incredible honour to receive this particular distinction. In my capacity as President of UN Women Canada National Committee I will continue to work steadfastly towards the advancement of human rights and gender equality." said Jiwani. "To be presented this medal by Senator Jaffer, a distinguished and passionate Canadian champion for human rights herself, will be an extremely meaningful moment for the progress of gender equality in Canada," she added.
"Ms. Almas Jiwani has dedicated her life to the advancement of human rights. Her international experience and advocacy for gender equality and women's economic empowerment is laudable," said Senator Jaffer. "It is my great privilege to present her with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her many exceptional contributions and achievements."
The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
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UN Women Canada National Committee raises UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives.
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee to Address the International Film Festival on Crime and Punishment
ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2012) -
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Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee will be attending the Istanbul International Crime and Punishment Film Festival. As an invited guest lecturer of the University of Istanbul and its Faculty of Law, Ms. Jiwani will provide a keynote address examining the relationship between the justice system, disempowerment, and violence against women. A particular focus of Ms. Jiwani's speech will be the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and its emphasis on addressing gender-based violence at the grass roots level.
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